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GCPS Tech Tips
Microsoft Word 2010:
Add Captions To Your Pictures
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When you insert pictures or tables or other graphic items into a Word document, you can make them look professional if you add captions above or below the graphic.
The “Caption”feature in Word will insert those snappy looking captions for you.
To select it, click inside the picture and a box with sizing handles will appear around the picture.
Click the “References” tab on the Word 2010 ribbon.
Then, click on “Insert Caption”.
That will bring up the “Caption dialog box” which is where you will identify the features you want in your caption.
The Caption dialog box is already set up to call your caption “Figure 1.” Word's caption feature automatically creates numbered captions. There is no capability for creating unnumbered captions.
If you want to include the term “Figure” you can just type in your caption title after that.
Make sure the “Label” field says Figure. To change the field, click to open the drop list and choose Figure.
You may also create a caption using different label terms.
Simply, click the “New Label”button to open a dialog box.
that will let you add your own term.
Use the “Position” field to select whether the caption goes above or below the graphic.
When you have your caption the way you want it, click “OK”
Word inserts the new caption as text.
If you want to edit the caption, simply click on the caption words to change fonts, resize or delete words.
On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Text Box, and then click Draw Text Box.
In your document, drag to draw the text box over the object. The graphic will be covered by the text box.
On the Drawing Tools Format tab, in the Shape Styles group, click Shape Fill, and then click No Fill.
In the Arrange group, click Text Wrapping, and then click the text wrapping option that you used for the object.
Under Text Box Tools, on the Format tab, in the Arrange group, click Send Behind Text.
Right-click the text box, and then click Format Shape.
Click Text Box, and then set the internal margin values to 0.
Select the object, and then click Cut in the Clipboard group on the Home tab. Or press CTRL+X. The object will disappear but don’t worry it is safe on the clipboard
Click in the text box, and then click Paste in the Clipboard group on the Home tab. Or press CTRL+V.
Select the object, and insert the caption as described earlier in the lesson.
Here are the step-by-step directions for adding captions to a floating object. Have fun captioning!